Wal-Mart gives to the community

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As part of their community involvement program, Wal-Mart recently held a food drive to benefit three organizations that provide food to children in Brownsville/Haywood County. A table was set up outside of Wal-Mart last Saturday with flyers and donation jars for the “Born to Win” program, Backpack Food Program, and the Community Outreach program. “Born to Win” is a summer program, directed by Ms. Hattie Starks. The Backpack Food program is operated by Coordinated School Health, and provides bags of food to students during the school year. The Community Outreach Program provides meals to youth on Scott Street, and is directed by Reverend Thomas Averyheart.

“We are very fortunate that our town cares so much for our children and youth, and we appreciate Wal-Mart for being part of that effort,” said Cindy Smith, representing Coordinated School Health. Pictured here are Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Marvin Thomas, Food Zone Supervisor Laura Zamaguey, Store Manager Ken Knotts, Kelsey Mann with the Community Outreach program, Cindy Smith, and Ms. Hattie Starks, with “Born to Win.”

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